Millions spent, but JRSA not satisfied

Upgrades in an important sewer basin between Seneca and Clemson have allowed the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to emerge out from under a state consent order. But Bob Winchester, executive director of the Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant, says while what the JRSA is left with does work, the end product is not entirely satisfactory. “We have a multitude of things we think need to be addressed,” Winchester reported during the annual members’ meeting last night of the JRSA. Winchester explained that his authority holds $440 thousand in what he called “retainage” from the general contractor. And, in response to a question from Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards, Winchester indicated that money would be used to make the repairs that are in dispute.